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The absolute best, most terrific reporting on Trump University

Trump University promised to help students get rich. Enrollees would study the wisdom of The Donald and get mentoring from other terrific businesspeople. But a class-action suit by former students and a suit brought by the New York attorney general allege that the unaccredited “school” mainly helped students part with the money in their wallets. ... Read more»

Lawmakers trade ‘hate,’ ‘censorship’ barbs in ‘illegal alien’ debate

The House spent several hours in bitter debate Thursday over a Republican-backed bill that would force the Library of Congress to continue using the term “illegal alien” in its catalog instead of the library’s preferred “noncitizen.”... Read more»

Giffords calls for civility in this ‘very negative’ campaign season

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords was back in Washington Thursday with her husband, Mark Kelly, calling for a more civil public discourse during a campaign season filled with what Kelly called “kind of historic poor rhetoric.”... Read more»2

Grijalva to Sanders: 'Not going to happen'

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, the first member of Congress to endorse Bernie Sanders in his campaign for the presidency, has begun calling on the Vermont senator to wind up his efforts and "begin to try to integrate the party." "It's not gaining traction ... it's not going to happen."... Read more»1

White House punts in response to petitions decrying March elections

The White House told the hundreds of thousands of people who signed petitions demanding action after the botched March presidential preference election in Arizona that they would have to look elsewhere for help.... Read more»

How tying gun restrictions to mental health has failed

n the wake of a mass shooting, a furious political debate inevitably erupts: Does gun violence stem from mental-health issues or from easy access to firearms? A new study suggests that regulators' attempt to predict which people are likely to use a gun to cause harm needs fine-tuning. ... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

Thanks for 'voting'

With the primaries mostly done and both of the front-runners now the presumptive nominees, it's time to start deciding which one is the lesser of the two evils.... Read more»

Congressman Vela's 'up yours' letter to Trump wows Washington

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela's open letter to Donald Trump, that missive challenging the presumptive Republican presidential nominee to ram a theoretical border wall up his ass, is already the stuff of Capitol Hill legend. ... Read more»

Helen Chavez, widow of late labor leader Cesar Chavez, dies at 88

Helen Chavez, the widow of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez, died in California at age 88 on Monday, said the United Farm Workers of America, an labor organization that her husband helped start. ... Read more»

South of the border, public opinion of U.S. headed north

Make America great again? Mexicans think it is already. A survey that said the number of Mexicans who reported they trusted and admired the United States grew sharply over a 10-year period, rising to 44 percent in 2014.... Read more»

Photos: Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

It's been 72 years since "the Longest Day" — the landing of Allied troops from the United States, Britain, Canada and other nations as they stormed the beaches of Normandy to press the end of World War II in an attack on Nazi Germany. More than 9,000 Allied troops were killed or wounded, as were thousands of German soldiers.... Read more»1

D-Day: Five facts to know

June 6, 1944, marked the first day of the the Normandy landings during WWII. While this day will forever be marked in history, there are a few facts that go unnoticed. ... Read more»

Flake: Trump's 'Mexican' judge comments 'big trouble' for GOP, can't support nominee

Senator Jeff Flake expressed alarm Monday morning about the effect Trump's anti-Latino comments will have on the Republican party.... Read more»

FactCheck: Sanders’ shaky turnout claim

Bernie Sanders claims that “Democrats win when the voter turnout is high” and “Republicans win when the voter turnout is low.” But past voter turnout numbers and research on what could happen with higher turnout don’t support such a definitive statement.... Read more»

Texas congressman to Trump: Shove border wall 'up your ass'

"Mr. Trump, you’re a racist and you can take your border wall and shove it up your ass," Brownsville's Rep. Filemon Vela wrote in a lengthy missive to the Republican presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, in an open letter Monday.... Read more»

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